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  • Paperback
  • 160
  • Bayou Vol 1
  • Jeremy Love
  • English
  • 03 January 2019
  • 9781401223823

10 thoughts on “Bayou Vol 1

  1. says:

    I read this comic while it was still available online via Zuda comics and was blown away This is the story of Lee Wagstaff a little African American girl living in the South in the 30's This alternate reality South is populated not

  2. says:

    In truth I have been reading this graphic novel on line at It is thus farbecause it is not complete one of my favorite graphic novels nix that STORIES of all time It is a beguiling and heady mix of African American folklore Southern folklore history and fantasy; the storytelling is transcendent and the artwork is beautiful even w

  3. says:

    A dark Southern fantasy graphic novel about race A young girl Lee Wagstaff journeys into a parallel world to save her innocent father from being hanged for the murder of a white girl Violence pervades this world of anthropomorphized animals

  4. says:

    I don't know where to start in reviewing Bayou I don't think this is going to be a review as much as a glorificationI'll start with something I didn't really notice until I finished and I was flipping through all t

  5. says:

    Set in the small town of Charon in Mississippi during the Depression era segregation is in full swing and racism so pervasive that a black man i

  6. says:

    I wanted to like this book so much than I actually did The premise is pretty interesting but this book is filled with the most generic tropes of a post war racist South that it was almost painful to read Within the first few pages we get the standard black child and white child are playmates but they can never t

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    The horrors Lee has to face are real racism hatred lynchings but they're also mythical magical The monsters are real some terrifying some helpful This is where if I'm honest I kind of got lost in the swamp myself Jeremy Love says in an inter

  8. says:

    Hands down one of the best superhero comics I've ever read The superhero is tiny little Lee Wagstaff from Charon Mississippi and Bayou is her giant hulking sidekick Here's why I love Lee Look at you You a big ol' monster with arms like tree trunks You can whup just about anything in the whole wide world Whatchoo got to be scared of

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    Review is for the first two trades as they were read bac to back BAYOU which tackles racism and violence in 1930s Mississippi is as hypnotic as it is unsettling — South of the Mason Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own born from centuries of slavery civil war and hate Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the Depression era town of Charon Mississippi When Lily Westlan

  10. says:

    Touch of history and magic Fantastic readI talk about this book here

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Bayou Vol 1

Hen Lily Westland her white playmate is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog Lee's father is accused of kidnapping Lee's only hope is to follow Lily's trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent blues singing swamp monster called Bayou Set in the small town of Charon in Mississippi during the Depression era segregation is in full swing and racism so pervasive that a black man is lynched for whistling at a white woman that s all it takes It s a grim time especially for Lee Wagstaff whose father is accused of kidnapping her white friend Lily Westland and taken to jail on no evidence where he ll surely be killed without trial But Lee knows different because she saw the monster in the swamp who ate her friend and holds her still in the alternate world that exists alongside ours the Southern Neverland And with the help of a friendly blues loving giant called Bayou Lee must venture into the dark and magical world to bring back Lily and save her dad Bayou reads a lot like a Southern version of Pan s Labyrinth The period setting the young girl heroine able to see and exist in the real world and the fantasy world and Bayou acting as her guide a la the Faun It s a book that would be appropriate for young adults but dances along the line between light and dark one moment revealing the ugly depths of racism and then the mischievous playfulness of the Southern Neverland that Bayou exists in And as cheesy as it may sound as odd looking as the inhabitants of the fantasy world are the real monsters are the white supremacists who murder people for their race Jeremy Love does an excellent job of both writing and drawing a compelling and enjoyable book in Bayou Vol 1 The colours feel a bit muted a little dusty like you would get from chalk or pencils but it s the only aspect of the art that I wasn t completely satisfied with Otherwise Love perfectly captures the atmosphere of the time the menace in the air due to the oppression of the blacks as well as the look of the characters and their world It s especially effective when he begins introducing the fantasy elements like winged human sprites giant monsters with child like faces and animal headed guards their appearances are startling amidst the realism and draws the reader further into the narrative Bayou Vol 1 is a smashing good read with great characters strong plot lovely art the only real complaint is how short it is at around four issues I ve ordered Vol 2 to see how what happens next in Lee and Bayou s story and instilling that desire in the reader is really the mark of a good book

review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Jeremy Love

Together Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland confronting creatures both benign and malevolent in an effort to rescue Lily and save Lee's father from being lynchedBAYOU VOL 1 collects the first four chapters of the critically acclaimed webcomic series by Glyph Award nominee Jeremy Love The horrors Lee has to face are real racism hatred lynchings but they re also mythical magical The monsters are real some terrifying some helpful This is where if I m honest I kind of got lost in the swamp myself Jeremy Love says in an interview that the story leaves the real world and we then move to the world of Dixie Dixie is a strange Southern neverland that exists parallel to our own The world was formed from the blood war and strife that plagued the South The characters are re imagined images from the South like Cotton Eyed Joe Jim Crows that are downright scary birds Jubal the Bloodhound on a horse and Bayou himself a giant creature who lives in a shack I felt like I was set down in the middle of a fantasy land where I didn t know the rules or characters I found the mix of the realistic and fantastic confusing I m not sure why usually I m all for the combination but in this case it left me feeling off kilter Of course in the same interview he states one of the inspirations behind Bayou was Alice in Wonderland a story I m not too fond ofMaybe it was in part to the artwork which added another dimension to the story the visual aspect that is missing in novels The story is very violent which is to be expected based on the themes and the artwork is both beautiful and menacing magical and frightening The scenes of Lee swimming in the bayou are just eerieI can t say I enjoyed reading this but I am interested to see where it goes to maybe get my bearings in Dixie

Summary Bayou Vol 1

The first title from the original webcomics imprint of DC ComicsSouth of the Mason Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own born from centuries of slavery civil war and hateLee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression era town of Charon Mississippi W I read this comic while it was still available online via Zuda comics and was blown away This is the story of Lee Wagstaff a little African American girl living in the South in the 30 s This alternate reality South is populated not only by the real people and tensions of our world but by the gods and monsters bred by them After Lee s friend Lily a little white girl goes missing and Lee s father is wrongly beaten and imprisoned for it she goes on a uest to save him For Lee knows a secretit wasn t her father that stole away Lily it was the spirits of the Otherworld who inhabit the nearby swamp that took her away And so little Lee Wagstaff heads into the frightening unknown world of the bayou where she meets a staunch friend and ally the gentle giant named after the Bayou itself and like Alice she goes through the looking glass into a world both like and unlike her ownThe art is beautiful and moving and the story is a powerful one that pulls no punches when dealing with the realty of racism and hatred in the South This realism is expertly mixed with the magical Otherworld in a way I ve only ever seen eualled by Sean Stewart The danger of magic and the high cost of dealing with it are effectively portrayed and the nightmares spawned by the hatred of the landscape are only eualled by the pathos of some of the Otherworld creatures like simple Bayou himself or the spirit of Lee s lynched friend Billy GlassLee s adventures soon go off track as they are wont to when we cross the border of the real and the unreal and she soon finds herself entangled in the politics and machinations of the bayou a world no less complex and dangerous than her ownI highly recommend checking out this comic and hope to track down the other volumes of Lee s story soon


About the Author: Jeremy Love

Jeremy Love is an award winning writer illustrator and animator His critically acclaimed serialized graphic novel Bayou from DCZuda was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic and won five Glyph Awards Making his debut over a decade ago Love has also worked on creator owned projects for Dark Horse Fierce Shadow Rock on established properties such as GI Joe Batman and F